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Account book, Boston, Mass., 1733-1749

Description

A comprehensive record concerning all aspects of shipping. Expenses related to equipping of ships (for a figure of 7316.19.5 pounds) are specified in yards of duck, barrels of tar, and skilled workmanship. Routine settlements with debtors range from 10 pounds to 1799 pounds paid for a wide variety of commodities (spices, turpentine, liquor, fabric) and services (cooperage, etc). Other lists are: imported quantities of hemp and dyes; various ships' cargo (pewter dishes, clothing, brass); and merchandise from warehouse. Un-idexed, with many prominent Boston names appearing.

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Details

Collection Name
Account books collection
Collection Code
MS002
Dates
1733-1749
Physical Description
1 account book, large (660 pages)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Other identifier: Account book 106
GUSN
194251
Reference Code
MS002.106

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Accounts
Boston, MA
Construction (Marine)
Shipping - Marketing
cookware
Material Type
account books

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